Bottle Cap Bugs

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  Summer is a perfect time to try simple and fun projects with the kiddos.  Especially when the kids are looking for a good boredom buster. Having taught art for 18 years now, I have also looked for projects that you can upcycle/recycle. These Bottle Cap Bugs are great for kids for all ages because they can be as simple and intricate as you want. Kids can create all different types of bugs. Bees, Lady Bugs, Beetles, and all sorts of imaginary bugs are possible. Plus, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg for your supplies.

Supplies Needed:

  • Bottle Caps
  • Transparency Paper
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue or Elemer’s Glue (You can use Elemer’s Glue to glue the wings and eyes of the
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Googly Eyes

Step 1: Using the transparency paper, cut any shape of wing.

Step 2: Color the wings in using the Sharpie markers using any pattern or design.

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Step 3: Hot glue or use Elmer’s Glue to glue the wings onto the bottle cap.

Step 4: Glue the googly eyes on to the front of the bottle cap.

A couple of tips to share while making these cute bottle cap bugs.  Sharpie Markers as you can see can get a little streaky.  If you have younger kids make these, they might have to slow down a bit when coloring to make sure the marker is not too streaky.  Also, remind kids to not drag their hands over areas that have just been colored.  The marker will smear.

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Look at all of this cuteness!  I can’t pick a favorite because I love them all.  My daughter’s just love making these and I’m sure your kids will too.

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Hope you all continue to have a wonderful summer and enjoy all of the fun Bottle Cap Bug Making.


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